Nov 27, 2022  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 413 - Teaching Science in the Elementary School


(3 hours) Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher EDUC Program and completion of BIOL 149, Geology 100 and CHEM/PHYS 111 with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisites for Elementary EDUC: EDUC 380, 412 and 421. Corequisites for Early Childhood EDUC: EDUC 326, 412 and 420. Promotes a practical “hands-on” learning approach for teaching science in the early childhood/elementary classroom. Emphasis is on direct and inquiry-oriented instructional methods for encouraging discovery learning, divergent thinking and creative problem-solving among elementary students. Specific abilities and strategies are demonstrated by designing and implementing an “experiential” approach to the biological, earth, physical, and environmental sciences in the early childhood/elementary classroom. A clinical experience is required. A 10-hour practicum is required. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. This course cannot be challenged. Note: Offered: Fall.



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